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Full Title: Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 6

Short Title: SPE6
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Start Date: 10-Jun-2013 - 14-Jun-2013
Contact: Natalia Slioussar
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://spe6conference.wordpress.com/
Meeting Description: It is our pleasure to announce the 6th Semantics and Philosophy in Europe Colloquium (SPE6), which this year will take place in St Petersburg during the White Nights.

Place: Bobrinsky Palace, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College), St. Petersburg State University, St Petersburg
Time: June 10-14, 2013

Invited Speakers:

General Session:

Barbara Partee (University of Massachusetts, Amherst / Moscow University)
Kjell Johann Saebo (University of Oslo)

Special Sessions:

[1] The Interface between Linguistic Semantics and Philosophy of Mind
Berit Brogaard (University of Missouri, Saint Louis)
Frances Egan (Rutgers University)
Scott Soames (University of Southern California)
Robert Matthews (Rutgers University)
Friederike Moltmann (IHPST (Paris1/ENS/CNRS), Paris)

[2] The Status of Semantics in the History of Generative Grammar
John Collins (University of East Anglia)
Wolfram Hinzen (Durham/Barcelona)
Robert May / Adam Sennett (UC Davis)
Howard Lasnik (University of Maryland)

[3] Empirical Methods in the Investigation of Semantics
Erica Cosentino (Calabria/Bochum)
Tatiana Chernigovskaya (St Petersburg State University / NRC ‘Kurchatov Institute’, Moskow)
Natalia Slioussar (Utrecht/ St Petersburg State University)
Markus Werning (Bochum)
Linguistic Subfield: Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics
LL Issue: 24.1310

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